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Smolensk Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Smolensk Strait (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: None recorded.
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The strait in the South Shetland Islands separating Deception Island from Rozhen Peninsula on Livingston Island, 18.4 km wide between Macaroni Point to the SW and Barnard Point to the NE. British mapping in 1968 and Spanish in 1991. So named in order to preserve the historical memory of the area. While sailing through this strait on 6 February 1821, the Russian explorer Thaddeus von Bellingshausen met with the American sealer Nathaniel Palmer, made a description of Livingston Island and named it Smolensk after one of the great battles of the Napoleonic Wars.
No images of this place could be found.